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iraq's prime minister for help in fighting terror in his country is a look at the numbers which suggest there's been a rapid rise of insurgency across the whole planet. with growing calls for an end to u.s. drone attacks. first thing that would go a long way to changing the situation. ending the regular drone strikes that take place on these countries. the taliban in pakistan is killed by an american. suggesting at least twenty five were killed with. fingers being pointed in the u.s. over who is responsible for spying on european leaders. he's ready to share his knowledge of the n.s.a.'s activities with germany. from.
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prison to the government's britain looks to reinforce. convicted. criminals. from a student center here in moscow which just turned eleven pm. and tonight a developing story a security officer injured in a shooting at los angeles international airport early on friday has reportedly died at least two other people wounded including a gunman who opened fire at a security checkpoint and is now in custody well the airport is now these are the latest pictures from the scene with departing flights suspended and terminal three evacuated when this is say they heard about a dozen. which caused
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a stampede los angeles international airport is the sixth busiest in the world and we'll bring you more details on this incident as we get them and by the way you can follow updates on this story as well as a live stream from the scene at our website r.t. dot com. iraq's prime minister is in the u.s. asking for help to fight the al qaeda terror attacks that are ripping his country apart on a daily basis. you know that in turn we want an international war global war against terror that if the situation in iraq is not treated properly it will be disastrous for the whole world what we are saying is that the international community is responsible as well while he's been in washington a series of bombings have rocked his home country at least twenty three lives were claimed by violence in various regions of iraq and all this adds to a global wave of attacks which could make twenty thirteen the deadliest year for terrorism in history beating even twenty twelve's death toll of fifteen thousand
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and as of he's got a church car and reports the most active terror groups were all aligned with al qaeda even twelve years after the u.s. launched a war against it. terrorist attacks have more thing since two thousand and one when the u.s. began its war on terror the number of attacks some fatalities has reached a record high the national consortium for the study of terrorism and responses to terrorism estimates last year alone there were more than eight thousand five hundred terrorist attacks worldwide they killed more than fifteen thousand five hundred people across africa asia and the middle east you walk faces an incredible surge of violence this year they recorded six thousand civilian deaths here is how terrorists skyrocketed in iraq following the u.s. invasion in two thousand and three. the iraqi prime minister is here in washington he just said his nation is facing quote a war of genocide and that the revolutions in the region have made it worse. was
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a power vacuum was created another terrorist organizations were able to exploit its and gaining ground they benefit from the fall of state structures terrorists now flocked to syria for safe haven and the firth of syria is from a deal between the opposition and the government the closer it is to becoming the failed state where al qaeda and groups similar to al-qaeda rule the day so as all these countries iraq syria libya face growing terror washington says they decimated al qaeda leadership and al qaeda is not as dangerous as before as a result of the enormous pressure we've put on the group we've eliminated all of al qaeda senior leadership in afghanistan and pakistan and because the current leaders leaders of al qaeda core so worried about their personal safety they're far less able to plan attacks but the words don't match the numbers if anything during
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the years of washington's war on terror care only group in washington i'm going to . well for more about the spread of global terror i'm not joined live by the free he's an expert terrorism joining me live from the states gary wiley is the increase in global terrorism. well i guess if i had a new complete answer to that i'd probably be a far wealthier person than i am we can say that there is an increase and we our latest data suggest a fair amount of the increase has been with al qaeda affiliated groups and i say that you know loosely affiliated in some cases not coming though so much from al qaeda central in terms of the why one of the things that seems clear when you look at terrorism over the long term say going back four or five decades is it tends to have a kind of wave like characters so you tend to get a big ramp up eventually you hit a high point in groups dissipate in decline and we've seen that now in the modern
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world several different times and it's a minute treat approach to dealing with terrorism effective we're just reporting today for example the leader of the pakistan taliban has been killed by a drone attack what sort of impact could that have well i guess the dilemma has been i think the u.s. government leaders have been fairly successful at decimating the leadership of al qaeda central we have almost no attacks coming in from all kind of central but the general message of al qaida and in some cases it's quite a complicated message that i think various groups have picked up the message for their own reasons and sometimes they're quite different reasons than the original group was interested in but nonetheless for people who are sort of broadly under this movement there's actually been quite a big increase what we're noticing you had made a base actually in two thousand and twelve the top seven terrorist organizations in
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the world in terms of the total number of events six of those organizations have been closely affiliated with al qaeda and this is an ideology isn't it so actually a military approach this so-called war on terror it doesn't seem to be working al qaeda seems to be just as strong despite bin laden being killed. well you know this is an area that we know so little about and i think what's really challenging about terrorism in fact is that it sometimes does we have cases in our database where a military approach does seem to have worked at least in the short run but we certainly also have cases where our responding forcefully has perhaps made the situation even worse and i think the real trick for policymakers is to know when to respond and one of those two different directions a lot of people have referred to terrorism is theater so that so much of it its impact is based on how others interpret the actions and so there's always been this possibility of a kind of jujitsu relationship where by getting the other side perhaps the more
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powerful side to respond very forcefully in a military way you can actually improve the strength of your own side. what about the prevention of terror attacks many would say that all the recent security measures certainly since two thousand and eleven are infringement on our freedom but they are necessary or is it simply impossible to stop a terrorist attack well i think probably i suspect the the the public in general and we've got data at least from the united states that pretty strongly supports this that the public will sort of balance the security that they would like from this kind of random violence with their own does a fire for privacy and so to some extent i think it's very difficult to to maximize both individual privacy and also security and i think we see this playing out that i guess is the more concern the public is with regard to security the more they're willing to be more lax with regard to their own privacy but there clearly is some
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kind of a balance has to be struck between those two very great to talk to carry the phrase direct to the national center for the study of terrorism responses to terrorism really good to hear your thoughts and thank you thank you so much. when africa is seeing a surge of radicalism altie spoke to iraq war veteran michael prize for about the issue and he believes the first step to stopping all of this is shutting down the drone campaigns the first thing that would go on a really long way to changing that situation is closing down all of the u.s. military bases that are in over one hundred thirty countries around the world many of them muslim countries ending the regular drone strikes that take place on these countries and of course kind of a daily terrorism and acted by the united states against other countries through drones you know that there's this term that they use to justify all of this is term american exceptionalism which of course is an offensive term to many people but
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it's real meaning is that the exception is that the u.s. considers itself having the right to attack anybody in the world at any time so there was no sign of drone strikes coming to an end today as we've already mentioned unmanned u.s. aircraft has killed the head of the taliban in pakistan four missiles were fired to these come on killing at least five people vote some reports suggest the actual number of dead could be as high as twenty five or he's correspondent he had been has the details. now the official sources has gone from the murder of. saud and top of his military aides. of course my saud was very important. to taliban pakistan as he was leading the movement for years the bounty was on his head around five million dollars that the u.s. has actually has bought this mean or bounty on his head of course this has finished
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all the holds that pakistani were actually putting on. on with the negotiations with the taliban no i sharif two days back has announced that the negotiations had already started and he has requested actually in his last visit to the u.s. . to stop. on his own his own especially in the tribal area. and america's use of drones is being discussed later this hour by peter lavelle and his guests on artie's crosstalk and here's a brief preview for you. the job issue is something that we can talk about and we should talk about and we should change it really has to be from the american people who are starting to get educated about this issue and starting to organize and protest you know we demand others to live up to a standard of accountability that we don't hold up to.
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countering terrorism is still the main argument american politicians used to justify spying programs but some u.s. authorities are more or less admitting it's gone too far at least according to the latest comments made by america's secretary of state john kerry said neither he nor the president knew everything that was happening because the system ran on automatic pilot simply because the technology and the ability are there but n.s.a. chief keith alexander question attempts to plead ignorance after a former u.s. ambassador said spying on foreign leaders did little to protect national security and examine insisted it actually policymakers including passengers who decide who is monitored so a rift is growing in washington's political establishment over who is responsible for the spine which is cause a loss of trust among voters at home and abroad and the breach of trust in germany could see edward snowden go to berlin to testify over the u.s. tapping of chancellor angela merkel's phone in
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a letter to german authorities the former n.s.a. contractor expressed hope that growing support for what he did will prompt washington to abandon what he called harmful behavior. as the details according to the member of the german parliament edward snowden is they're willing to come to germany and testify against n.s.a. of course that is the story that is being told by the opposition member of the german parliament has met with mr snowden in moscow on thursday and the former n.s.a. contractor has actually issued an entire letter address it to the german. chancellor angela merkel in which she said that she would be more than willing to come and testify because she knows a lot about the n.s.a. exigencies not just in europe but in the entire world she would be happy just to talk about that but he can only do that have berlin guarantees him a safe passage meaning that text will not be extradited to the united states on top of that edward snowden of course doubted that she would be more than a willing to testify not a villain but in washington unfortunately that is impossible. the moment of course
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at this point to stay in germany find himself in sort of hot water considering the fact that it has been revealed that industry has been listening to the private phone conversations all of a german chancellor angela merkel regarding edward snowden's life in russia where he has been since june well according to his own russian lawyer that snowden has gotten a job with one of russia's top internet companies as a technical specialist however we do not know which company that it is because of course off the security measures. we also had a chance to speak to edward snowden's lawyer in russia an attorney he told us the whistleblower would not necessarily have to travel to germany to testify. of course that would snowden can't leave russia because he's got refugee status here and if he travels to a different country he uses it so if germany has any questions for mr snowden that this could be resolved through treaties exist between germany and russia and edward wouldn't have to travel there to testify the level of danger is still high but we
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hear comments from the u.s. government almost on a daily basis that edward is still on the wanted list we've done everything possible to ensure the security as far as surveillance and wiretapping goes i wouldn't comment on that because those who have been following the situation around snowden know what u.s. intelligence is capable of the. internet firms are taking matters into their own hands to protect data from the prying n.s.a. to companies that used to offer encrypted e-mail services before being forced to shut down and now teaming up to try and make any service secure the president and co-founder of one of them for the zimmerman from silent circle told r.t. what's driving the initiative we're trying to restore the privacy. that we feel that has been lost by pervasive surveillance email is intercepted by intelligence agencies all around the world and we've discovered through the snowden
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revelations that. the. government is spying on its own citizens who it's turned all americans into foreigners as if we were. you know intelligence targets we can make everything surveillance proof but what we can do is try to reduce the amount of exposure of e-mail matter data that's the data that says what the man who works from who wants to be in time and these days the matter data and the mail header is is really important for being able to surveil a society and see who's talking to who. r t live here in moscow more news heading your way after this short break.
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recently a u.n. report an investigation by human rights groups make it abundantly clear obama's policies may constitute war crimes under international law the white house dismisses these claims it would appear washington reserves the exceptional right to murder with impunity. he.
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used continues here in r.t. syria may now have destroyed all of his equipment used to produce toxic weapons but the job is just beginning this is the first time a nation has gone through a process of chemical this on the during a time of war and as porous there are reports from damascus that makes the task from straightforward. dangerous and dirty that's how the nobel prize committee described the work of chemical weapons inspectors inside syria not to mention a brutally tight deadline october twenty five damascus provides a detailed plan of its chemical weapons stockpiles done october twenty seven foreign inspectors visited all declared sites missed and by today syria finishes destroying all equipment used in the production and mixing of poison gas and nerve agents done yesterday wish i eliminate. whatever we can but you know this is a very complicated process complications filled by so called security concerns and
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that's the reason why one deadline already has been missed one of the biggest problems the train faces is how to access sites in rebel controlled areas so far the rebels have been unwilling to cooperate for inspectors have managed to visit twenty one of twenty three sites and although they haven't verbally blamed the rebels damascus insists it's doing its share until now. those. sites being visited are under government control and we hope those who are controlling the. group still them to implement what they are expected to implement it's the most difficult mission if undertaken by the organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons destroying a country's chemical weapon stockpiles in the midst of a civil war two women are syria actually stop producing chemical weapons in one thousand nine hundred eight as a possessed alternatives that can be a strategic substitution and are not in conflict with international law but none of
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this answers the reason why foreign inspectors are in damascus in the first place a chemical attack on august twenty first in which hundreds of people were killed off two rockets with sarin gas were fired at damascus as suburbs those responsible are still at large the next deadline in the destruction of syria's chemical weapons program is the middle. of next year by then damascus must have destroyed or removed its entire stockpile an ambitious timeline in very difficult circumstances. damascus. always for a website right now including jet setting life to cut costs got the story of her commuting from barcelona to london may save you money compared to living in the british capital the details of the new section. also there us george shuts down a doctor's attempt to make the public aware of the health risks of fracking. for
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the whole story. in britain people convicted of cyber crimes could get a chance of redemption by joining the cyber defense force computer specialists could find themselves working alongside regular armed forces to defend national security but many hackers a less than willing to be a part of it ortiz or smith. the life and times of a haka in britain from cruising through cyberspace to banged up in prison to what can for the government as details of the u.k.'s proposed defense school. officials admit that considering hiring convicts it's just the given the implication is that in black and white that it's ok for governments to have people but if people have governments it's a cry must. convey to depok he paid the price and is now studying computer science soon he'll be looking for
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a job but he will be looking to the government think it's it's quite. doesn't. because i feel that people would still. state sponsored. i think we should be trying to confuse corporates security if we're trying to help governments to to reach the full summit presumably based on intelligence fix and the plan is to get here the communications agency to help train up the. volume of the revelations that you know. within full didn't. it doesn't exactly have the best reputation at the moment but maybe the woods national security have become tantamount to swearing given all the. stories we've had over the last year it's quite difficult to buy into just. national security especially when national security seems to be so often infringe
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on basic civil liberties experts say even the name is a misnomer. it's a cyber war just the defense it will have a touch capabilities to be ready to. strike on any foreign power perceived as a threat if the future of walls is in. still taking a government salary for it. thirty greenpeace activists arrested in russia are being moved from the northern city of moments to st petersburg says the organization citing a diplomatic source some petersburg is closer to europe and weather conditions are much less severe than moment and it's a day france's prime minister asked moscow for a humanitarian gesture towards one activist who is a french citizen but there are also reports the netherlands is holding an official negotiations greenpeace members were arrested in september trying to board a russian oil rig in the arctic ocean moscow said the protest posed
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a threat to the rigs crew have all been charged with hooliganism. so little is now in brief in egypt thousands of supporters of the muslim brotherhood have started nationwide protests ahead of a trial for the else to president mohamed morsi clashes between locals and islamists have been reported in cairo and alexandria where police arrested ten of the protesters and keep brotherhood figures a jew in court on monday on charges of inciting violence. hundreds attended the funeral of a hamas military leader killed in an overnight exchange with israeli troops in the gaza strip it was followed by an israeli airstrike targeting a smuggling tunnel killing three more hamas fighters it was the worst violence between palestinians and israel since both sides agreed to a cease fire last never. hundreds of people took to the streets of british nero in brazil protesting against recent crackdown on demonstrators at mass rallies. protests or strikers stage performances dresses comic book characters and play dead
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activists claim police should be using violent tactics and resorting to mass. economic hardship and discontent with housing rent saw rome gripped by protests throughout october well if many italians aren't happy with the way they're being forced to live for immigrants it can be even worse those who come in search of a better life often find themselves in squalid conditions no better than the ones they left behind. when you take a look. some call it a city within a city others a refugee ghetto it's like we're still in africa refugees from four african countries over twelve hundred people crammed inside a former university building in a room now known as palace meeting. here . we weren't allowed to film inside the rooms but a doctor treating the refugees agreed to describe the conditions they with. their
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thirty five tabs and thirty five showers and eighty percent of them need to be repaired the beds are all sin in very bad condition actually a lot of people sleep in the car thousands of refugees have been flocking to italy mainly across the mediterranean in search of a better life but the country's only economic problems including the worst recession since the second world war provide very little opportunity at the same time. obliges all refugees to stay in the country where they receive asylum those who manage to avoid registration go further north as illegals but those who don't want local shelters are running out of space for all the newcomers without a job or even a place to sleep where do you go for the majority it's the train stations to meeting point for possible work or some cash during the day and make shift shelter at night which is on a bit of let me space so on sometimes immigrants from different countries fight each other like the old man and those from bangladesh for example pennies i don't
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want this area they make it out there there are a lot of them here various nationalities at first they came from some countries now also from eastern ones the whole region is full of immigrants. a polish or a dizzying gadget and very strong activity but live well also you will be. solve this problem the e.u. has pledged to. give an additional thirty million euros for italy to build more shelters for the refugees but it's unlikely this will help create new jobs or ease the flow of immigrants all together we got this going off r.t. road so that brings up to date more news in half an hour from now in the meantime automate program cross talk considers whether u.s. drone strikes in pakistan can be justified. all.
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wealthy british style. sometimes. markets why not scandals find out what's really happening to the global economy with max cons or for a no holds barred look at the global financial headlines tune into kaiser report on our she. told him a language of all but i will only react to situations i have read the reports so i'm not you know put the no i will leave that to the state department to comment on your latter point i come on to say. mr k.l.a. cause i'm not talking no god. thank you no more weasel words
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when you they had a direct question be prepared for a change when you throw a punch be ready for a battle freedom of speech and a little down to freedom to cost. hello and welcome to cross talk or all things considered i'm peter labelle this week members of a pakistani family were in washington to tell congress what it's like to be victims of a drone strike only for a lawmaker showed up and recently a u.n. report an investigation by human rights groups make it abundantly clear obama's drone policies may constitute war crimes under in.


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